The 2018 Festival and Quilts is opened today at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) Birmingham. It runs until Sunday and if you’re a fan of all things sewing its definitely worth a visit.
The event is a great blend of displayed work (from some amazingly talented quilters); workshops and stalls selling everything you might need from books to buttons and fabric to fancy sewing machines.
They even have a few sculptural pieces….
This quilt was particularly impressive – its made up of hundreds of black circles cut from fabric of all different sizes and close up looks a bit like an enlarged newspaper photograph
Whilst the traditional style quilts are impressive I like the more modern designs, here’s a few more of my favourites…